Opera

La Giuditta

"a tre"
Alessandro Scarlatti (1660 – 1725)
Sung in Italian, with German surtitles
Oratorio for three voices, strings and basso continuo | Libretto: Antonio Ottoboni
First performance: 1697 in Naples
"Youth Opera" – a co-production with the Mainz School of Music

Photo: Paul Leclaire
Photo: Paul Leclaire
Photo: Paul Leclaire
Photo: Paul Leclaire
Photo: Paul Leclaire
Photo: Paul Leclaire
Photo: Paul Leclaire
Photo: Paul Leclaire
Photo: Paul Leclaire
Photo: Paul Leclaire

A chamber oratorio about seduction and death, written at the height of the Baroque in Naples: in Scarlatti’s “La Giuditta”, the warrior is unmasked as a weakling and women employ their powers to seduce and behead the enemy. Score for three singers and strings, the work contains some of the Sicilian composer’s most beautiful arias and duets.

In cooperation with Wiesbaden Museum

As part of the special exhibition “Caravaggio’s Heirs - Baroque in Naples” from 13 October 2016 to 12 February 2017.

Cast

Conductor Christian Rohrbach
Director Chris Pichler
Stage Designer Matthias Schaller
Costume Designer Claudia Weinhart
Lighting Designer Thomas Kluth
Giuditta Radoslava Vorgic
Oloferne Christian Rathgeber, Frederik Bak
Nutrice Hyemi Jung
Violin Swantje Hoffmann, Julia Huber-Warzecha
Viola Silke Volk
Cello Daniela Wartenberg
Violone Ichiro Noda
Lute Toshinori Ozaki
Harpsichord Sabine Bauer
Statisterie des Hessischen Staatstheaters Wiesbaden

Cooperation partner